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  • "A" Rated School


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  • America's Most Challenging High Schools


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  • Updated Budget Information: Higley Unified School District 2015-16

    Dear Higley Families,

    Below are two letters from Superintendent Dr. Denise Birdwell regarding the upcoming budget process for the 2015-16 school year.

    2015-16 Budget Process Information

    Budget website

    Thank you.

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  • AzMerit Testing Information, Schedule and Calendar

    Greetings Higley High School Community,

    As many of you know, Arizona has shifted away from the AIMS test, except for the biology test for this year, to the AzMerit test. There are several differences between the two. Most significantly, passing the AIMS test was a high school graduation requirement. AzMerit tests, for high school students, are end of course tests. Eventually, they will count as part of a student's grade in the course. Higley High School will be administering AzMerit tests during the month of April. Due to the fact that each testing session is longer than our class periods, we have had to adjust our schedule to accommodate the AzMerit test. We will be using a block schedule for 10 days of school during April. Please click on the following link to see the AzMerit Testing Schedule and other pertinent information such as how EVIT students test: AzMerit Testing Calendar

     There are three AzMerit examinations that are given: writing, reading and math. Writing is given first in one testing session followed by reading and math that require two testing sessions. The writing and reading exams will be administered  by your student's English teacher and math exams will be administered by your student's math teacher. Not all courses are tested. Students in the following courses will participate in the AzMerit exams: 

    Algebra I

    Geometry

    Honors Geometry

    Algebra II

    Honors Algebra II

    Accelerated Math Algebra I/Honors Geometry

    Algebraic Functions B

    English 9

    Honors English 9

    English 10

    Honors English 10

    English 11

    AP English 11 Language and Composition

    There may be more updates as the State continues to update us. As always, we appreciate the help and cooperation of the Higley High School community. Thank you.


     
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  • Prom 2015
     
    Prom is May 2, 2015, from 8:00 - 11:00 p.m.  The theme and venue will be announced in April.
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  • Information online about new state assessment - AZMERIT
     
    In November 2014, the Arizona State Board of Education adopted a new statewide language arts and math achievement test, AzMERIT, to assess Arizona students. The assessment will be administered this spring in grades 3 through high school. Students in grades 4, 8 and high school will still take the AIMS Science Test.
     
    The Arizona Department of Education has posted information about the test for all stakeholders.
     
    Higley’s Research and Assessment team has created a section with all the information pertinent to parents. It can be found here.

    You may view the entire ADE website about AzMERIT.
     
    Students will be taking the test between March 30 and May 8.  Each school will provide further communication to families as test schedules are finalized. For Higley students, this will be a completely computer-based assessment.


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  • Free immunizations available

    Chaparral Elementary School will host a series of free immunization clinics by the Chandler Regional Medical Center over the next few months, giving parents an opportunity to immunize children with school vaccinations.
     
    The hospital’s Community Wellness Children’s Immunization Program aims to provide free immunizations to children 6 weeks to 18 years old.
     
    The next Chandler Regional Medical Center clinic at Chaparral, 3380 E. Frye Road, Gilbert, will be in the school’s cafeteria 3:30 p.m.- 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 8.
     
    More information about this federally–funded program is here.
     

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  • Higley High and All Higley Schools Earn 'A' Ratings from
    Arizona Department of Education
     
    The Arizona Department of Education recently released school performance rankings based on spring 2014 AIMS scores. We are proud to announce that all elementary, middle and high schools in the Higley Unified School District earned “A” ratings.

    The news was announced as nearly 12,000 students in preschool through high school began their first day of the 2014-15 school year.
     
    For the last four years, the Arizona Department of Education has rated school performances with letter grades based on academic growth and student achievement. This is the fourth year in a row that the Higley Unified School District has earned an “A” grade. Higley Unified School District was the top point earner for large, public school districts in Arizona this year. In fact, five of our eight elementary schools are in the Top 10 percent of all K-6 schools in Arizona.
     
    “We are elated to share our ‘A’ grades with Higley families, the Towns of Gilbert and Queen Creek and the entire Valley,” said Superintendent Dr. Denise Birdwell. “It is a testament to the work of our teachers, staff, students and families. Finding out Higley is the top, large school district in the state brings recognition to the hard work of the entire Higley schools community. From students and their parents to the teachers, bus drivers, classroom aides and school principals, we wish to thank everyone for their efforts that contribute to making Higley the best district in the Valley.”
     


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  • Open Enrollment
     
    Open enrollment registration for all of our campuses for the 2015-16 school year begins Dec. 1, with priority given to applications received by Feb. 1. Click here to find the Open Enrollment Application.
     
    Applications may be turned in at the campus you wish your child to attend.
     
    District boundary maps for elementary, middle school and high school are located here. Please complete the application form and return to the school during business hours.

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  • Release of student reminder
     
    Students who leave campus for any reason – doctors’ visits, illness, etc., - must be authorized to do so by a parent or guardian. This can be done by a parent/guardian signature in person at the school office or by verbal approval to school office personnel.  When the student does leave campus with verbal approval to do so, he/she must sign the student release page at the front office.
    The attendance clerk or other office staff member will validate the request as deemed appropriate. Thank you for your cooperation.
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  • Support Higley High and receive up to $400 AZ Tax Credit
     
    The state of Arizona allows you to receive a tax credit of up to $200 ($400 if married and filing jointly) when you make an ECA tax credit donation to our school. We will use your tax dollar donation to help fund extra curricular activities and opportunities for our students to extend their learning beyond the regular school day and you will get a dollar-for-dollar credit towards your tax return. Before and after school tutoring, school clubs and field trip experiences are just a few of the enrichment programs that are made possible when ECA funds are donated to our school.  Please name Higley High School as the recipient of your donation so that we may provide quality enrichment programs like these for our learners. We appreciate your support and are dedicated to spending your tax dollars responsibly.
     
    We THANK YOU for your tax credit donations.
     
    Click here to donate  
    If you wish to mail your payment, please click here for more information.
     
    Interested in more information about ECA tax credits?
     


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  • 2015-16 Calendar Reminder

    Beginning next school year, the district is moving to a modified year-round school calendar. Classes begin July 27, 2015, with a two-week fall break, two-week winter break and two-week spring break. The last day of classes is May 26, 2016, and the last day for teachers is May 27, 2016. For information, go online to www.husd.org/newcalendars.


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  • The Casa and Top 20 Program
    Higley High School is becoming a Top 20 High School!  A Character Education grant from the State of Arizona has made it possible for the Higley Unified School District to bring Casa Center for Positive Social Change to both of our high schools.  Casa will introduce a social and emotional learning program and “Top 20” concepts that will allow us to create a positive culture of learning on our campuses.  Casa will provide many opportunities throughout the year for staff, students and parents to learn new skills that will help us all communicate effectively, encourage optimism, and learn to build positive and effective relationships with each other.  Embracing these strategies and techniques will allow us to enhance our learning and social cultures, beginning with our high schools and, over the next three years, branching throughout the district.  Keep your eyes open for additional announcements of parent workshops, staff development updates, and student activities that will help us learn to “Live Above the Line”.
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  • Reminder: Parking Permits 
     
    All cars in the student parking lot must have a parking permit for this year.  We will begin booting cars that are parked without a parking permit; which means that your car will not be drivable until you have purchased a $50 permit.
    Please ensure that you get this taken care of, as permits are now overdue.
      

     
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  • Attendance Guidelines
     
    Updated Attendance Guidelines can be viewed by clicking the link Attendance Guidelines.
     
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  • Parentvue
     
    Parents can see student grades and attendance records through a system called “ParentVue.” Teachers post assignments and grades, along with daily attendance, on the system that can then be viewed by parents through a home computer or cell phone. Teachers post links to ParentVue (sometimes referred to as "Online grades") through their teacher webpages. You can also reach ParentVue through this link.

    To use ParentVue, parents need a personal code created by their student’s school. Please visit your school office for more information.


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  • Parents! 
     
    Please take a moment to sign up for E-Alerts. Get all the latest information emailed to you throughout the school year. Click here to sign up. 
     
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Higley High School is a comprehensive 9-12 high school serving the educational needs of students in Gilbert, AZ. Higley High School was awarded an A+ SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE designation by the Arizona Education Foundation. Higley offers a wide range of curriculum designed to challenge all students and prepare them for college and careers after high school. Some of these programs include a full range of AP, honors, and dual enrollment courses along with Career and Technical Education and Engineering programs.  In addition to a commitment to outstanding academics, Highly High encourages all students to participate in extra-curricular activities. Whether it be the fine arts, sports, student council, or one of many campus clubs, Higley High is the place to get involved and enhance your high school experience. Welcome to Higley High School.
 
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